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09 Mar, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Unwalling Citizenship

with

Teddy Cruz, Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Fonna Forman, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, Center on Global Justice, University of California San Diego

Co-sponsored by the Department of Architecture, the Department of Art Practice, the Arts Research Center, and the Center for Latin American Studies Read more

08 Nov, 2021 Commons Conversations

Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine

with Liat Berdugo
Artist and Writer, Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco Read more

04 Oct, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

Colonial Practices and Cultural Repression by the Municipality against the Community Museum of the Valle de Xico but “It is our 25th anniversary and we are still here.”

with Maria Thereza Alves
Artist
Moderated by Edgar Fabián Frias

Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for Race and Gender, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. 
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07 Apr, 2021 Special Events

Free Ekpar: Commemorating Five Years of Unjust Detention

Join Rayhan Asat (Harvard Law School ‘16) in commemorating the fifth anniversary of her brother Ekpar’s unjust imprisonment by the Chinese government. Read more

18 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Civic Data Solidarity Panel

with Burak Arikan, artist, founder of Graph Commons
Sinduja Rangarajan, data reporter, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jin Zhu, artist, member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Read more

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt? Read more

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington Read more

14 May, 2015 Special Events

Who Owns the Data?

We're co-hosting keynote addresses, lightning talks, and panel discussions on individual agency in an increasingly digital world Read more

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Pan-Optics

We invite you to this symposium of discussions on privacy protections, surveillance methods, and resistance in our digital world Read more

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor Read more

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

We Witness: A Panel on Digital Video, Social Media, and Political Protest

A panel of leading video activists, filmmakers, + technology developers on the implications for human rights investigations, advocacy campaigns, and social justice Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Advancing the New Machine, Human Rights and Technology Conference

A symposium for anyone interested in uniting the tech-world and the human rights community Read more

12 Apr, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Patrick Vinck, Phuong Pham

"New Media and Human Rights Research Methods" Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

Speakers from across UC Berkeley departments on social media and journalism. Read the distinguished roster in full here. Read more

4 days ago

BCNM Statement in Solidarity with Iranian Protestors

As educators and researchers at UC Berkeley Center for New Media we stand in solidarity with Iranian women who are demanding their basic human rights. Read more

24 Jun, 2022

Liat Berdugo Transcript Now Online

Revisit this great event with Liat Berdugo on "Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine." Read more

23 Jun, 2022

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 BCNM Events in Review

Check out our roundup of the last year of BCNM events, featuring event details, video recordings, and transcripts! Read more

16 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

Project by Jessie Mindel with Selin Longmire, Angelica Song, Bradley Russo. Read more

22 Jan, 2022

BCNM Around the Web January 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this January! Read more

12 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate cohort! Read more

07 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Liat Berdugo Read more

06 Dec, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

27 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden Excellence in Management Award

Congratulations to BCNM's Camille Crittendon for receiving the Berkeley Staff Assembly’s 2021 Excellence in Management Award! Read more

21 May, 2021

Congratulating our 2021 Graduates

These students have been pivotal to the new media landscape at Cal, and we are excited to see the incredible future work they undertake in their respective fields. 

Artwork by Tina Piracci Read more

02 Sep, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik Named the 2020-2025 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM Around the Web February 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty and alumni in February 2020! Read more

04 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Xiaowei Wang on Pearl Parties at SLSA

Xiaowei Wang, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented "Let's Have a Pearl Party: Style and Livestream in the Making of Subculture” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting. Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

Alenda serves as one of the founding co-editors of a new journal, Media + Environment. Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to the BCNM these talented students from across campus. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Cleveland Museum

Alum Trevor Paglen to speak at Cleveland Museum of Art Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Technology and Forensic Evidence in Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina, Prof. of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. Read more

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

Eric Paulos challenged his Critical Making class (NWMEDIA 203) to create and present a novel protest object.  Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 History and Theory of New Media Season

his year, we are pleased to include hands-on workshops in our program, as well as a partnership with the Rhetoric Department to offer a mini-symposium on the Anthropocene Read more

01 Aug, 2016

Many-to-Many Receives Digital Humanities Grant

Juliana Friend (Anthropology) received a Collaborative Research Grant from Digital Humanities at Berkeley for her project, Many to Many Read more

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

We know these students will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary life of the Center Read more

04 Nov, 2015

Meet John Scott

Scott explores online learning environments to increase geographic and cultural connections and build diverse communities Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

15 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media: A Contested Concept

A packed house greeted the first panelists for the Berkeley Center for New Media’s Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, 2014 Read more

14 Aug, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 History and Theory in New Media Lecture Series

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media with support from CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) Read more

12 Dec, 2012

Human Rights Day: How Social Video Changes the Game for Advocacy and Accountability

To commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10, Camille Crittenden, the executive director of CITRIS's Data and Democracy Initiative, wrote an article in the Huffington Post  Read more

10 Oct, 2012

International Day of the Girl and the Ongoing Need for More Girls in STEM Fields

CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative Director, Camille Crittenden wrote for the Huffington Post on Tuesday to advocate for continued efforts to bring girls into STEM fields Read more

04 May, 2012

Kony 2012 Video Inspires Students to Take Action

03 Oct, 2011

The Human Rights Center presents Women, War, and Peace Screening - "I Came to Testify"

October 19, 2011 Read more

12 Sep, 2011

'Friend' of the Court: New Media and Transitional Justice

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

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